Teyana Taylor x adidas Originals Harlem GLC (Good Luck Charm)
After two teaser images, we finally get our first full view of the anticipated Teyana Taylor x adidas Originals Harlem GLC. Harlemite’s first sneaker was created with her passion for basketball in mind. The high top sneaker is reminiscent of the adidas Torsion Attitude, and features bronze scaled leather on the upper with contrasting black side panel branding. Teyana’s affinity for high end fashion shows up in the form of studded motif on the tongue, and an open leather lace system on the rear portion of the shoe. A black sole provides the finishing touch for versatile shoe. The adidas Harlem Good Luck Charm (GLC) will release everywhere on Saturday, February 16 during NBA All-Star weekend. However, fans can pre-order the shoe starting January 1, 2013 from Shop adidas.
Teyana Taylor x adidas Original Harlem GLC
General Release: February 16, 2013
Pre-order: January 1, 2013 on Shop adidas
adidas Originals x Jeremy Scott have collaborated on a number of different models and designs over the years. The styling of their joint efforts are usually highly eccentric as JS has a unique way of expressing his designer’s touch. But one particular design has come across as controversial because of its handcuff-like feature.
The nickname to this adidas Originals model is the “Handcuff”, two of which are seen in yellow on both sneakers. To some it may be a sick design but to others, it comes off as offensive, almost referring to times of slavery. One Facebook user says “I daresay that marketing & selling a shoe with a ‘chain & shackle’ accessory is a very bad idea. The ‘chain & shackle’ image has a bad connotation, that of slavery, in the African American community. I think it’s inappropriate. The idea of being chained to Adidas or any object is repulsive.”
The adidas “Handcuff” supposedly dropped in August for $350